French-Canadians: Enlist!: Re-form the Salaberry Riflery Regiments


In World War I, all sides used posters as tools to mobilize their populations for the war effort. This recruitment poster from Canada was directed at French-speaking Canadians, with the warning that “England, bulwark of our liberties, is threatened.” The call to re-form the Salaberry rifle regiments refers back to the War of 1812 between Britain and the United States, when Major Charles de Salaberry, a member of a distinguished Quebec family, was given command of a new regiment, recruited from among French Canadians, to defend against a possible American invasion. The poster is by Arthur H. Hider (1870-1952), a well-known Canadian commercial illustrator and painter of Canadian historical subjects.

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Canadiens-Français enrolez-vous! ... Reformez les régiments de voltigeurs de Salaberry A.H. Hider

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1 print (poster) : lithograph, color ; 103 x 68 centimeters


Last updated: January 8, 2018